La Cantera is located amidst lush greenery and tranquility. The open-air location of La Cantera, while providing the same variety, has a feel different from that of a mall. Find departmental stores, women's and men's apparel and accessories, and restaurants in this shopping paradise. Victoria's Secret, Macy's, and Dillard's are few of the stores here. Dining options include Grimaldi's Pizzeria, Yard House, and The Cheesecake Factory.
San Antonio's newest shopping hot spot is a former cement plant, now renovated into a ready mix of shopping, dining and entertainment. Anchor stores include Old Navy, Bed Bath & Beyond and Whole Earth Provisions. The centerpiece is the enormous Quarry Market Movie Theater, which features more than eight screens with first-run selections. Enjoy specialty shopping at Restoration Hardware, Whole Foods Grocery or Pottery Barn. After dining at one of the center's restaurants, which include J. Alexander's and California Pizza Kitchen, be sure to enjoy a scoop of Amy's Ice Cream. This is a sprawling and diverse shopping center where you're sure to find whatever you want or need.
The city's premiere mall, North Star draws shoppers from all over the state and from as far away as Mexico. Anchored by Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Dillard's, the mall is also home to smaller stores such as Talbots and the Disney Store. The mall bustles with activity year round and even offers valet parking during the holiday season.
Just across Main Street from San Antonio College, this independent music store offers everything a music lover with eclectic taste could want. A San Antonio tradition for 20 years, it attracts a young crowd of customers from the college in addition to being the ultimate shopping destination for teenage hard rock and metal fans. If you can't find the CD or record that you desire, don't worry, because the store can do special orders and searches for hard-to-find artists and albums.
The historical center and heart of the city's Mexican culture, the square is the largest Mexican marketplace outside of Mexico. Here you can dine on Mexican food at one of several cafes, enjoy the lively sounds of Mariachi bands and buy wonderful blankets, clothes, leather and metal goods and much more, imported from just south of the border. The square plays host to many cultural events and fairs throughout the year, including Fiesta del Mercado (Party of the Market) in April and Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in November.
For comic books new and old, there is no finer place to look than this Medical Center shop. Stocked with a wide variety of classic comics and the latest offerings, it also carries a large selection of role-playing games, toys, models, cards, novels and videos. Japanese anime is a hot item, as are the latest collectibles related to the most popular movies and games. Drop by and use the game rooms for a match of your favorite board game or browse through the comics to find the Superman that will complete your collection.
This little house of fashion is located in one of San Antonio's historic residential buildings. Cool fabrics are the focus among the lovely fashions you will see on display. Flax, linens and batik cotton fashions have become the store's trademark. It also carries a large selection of Brighton belts, silver jewelry depicting the Southwest, and an array of jewelry accessories. You should enjoy a stroll through this store.
Since 1971, Royalty Coins has bought and sold numismatic coins, gold, silver, estate jewelry, diamonds, scrap gold, class rings, silverware and Rolex watches. It carries investment quality coins as well, and is a member of American Numismatic Association, Professional Coin Grading Service, and Numismatic Guarantee Corporation of America. Additionally, the shop offers appraisal and estate liquidation services. This is one of the best places to find that one particular coin you have been searching for. If what you want is not in stock, the staff will attempt to locate it with the help of their extensive dealer network.
If you intend to spend a fun day with your family, La Villita, the historical arts village is just perfect for you. There are so many things to do that your day will end in no time. If you are an art freak, the galleries here will interest you, as well as the River Art Show in October. There are many restaurants so you can just pick one that suites your taste. A must visit for all guests is the church with beautiful stained glass windows and the museum in building nine. If you plan on taking some souvenirs back home, don't forget to visit the gift shops.
If you need an extra-special gift for yourself or someone you love, you are sure to find it in this exquisite store. Stroll through the selection of fine antiques, beautiful estate jewelry, hard-to-find collectible items and fine art pieces and you'll feel as though you have entered another world. You'll find collectible pieces by Meissen, Continental, Dreseden and Halcyon circa the 18th century, just to mention a few. Not only that, the estate jewelry collection will take your breath away. Stop by this store or visit the downtown store located in the famous Menger Hotel for a pleasant shopping experience.
As far as shopping malls go, this one is beautiful. Set right on the River Walk and attached to the Marriott River Center hotel, this mall is a dining, shopping and entertainment mecca. Although anchored by Foley's, Dillard's and an AMC movie theater, the mall offers scores of specialty shops and gift stores, as well as one of the largest parking garages downtown. Musical groups and dance troupes perform nightly during the summer months at the lagoon in the middle of the mall. Visitors can also board barges for tours of the River Walk from the lower level.